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Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong [9781787332294]

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In the course of research, Tim Spector has been shocked to discover how little scientific evidence there is for many of our most deep-rooted ideas about food.

Is salt really bad for you? Is fish good for you? What about coffee, red meat, or saturated fats? Can pregnant women rely on their doctor's advice about what to eat? Does gluten-free food carry any health benefits at all?

Do doctors know anything about nutrition?

In twenty short, myth-busting chapters, Tim Spector reveals why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong.

He reveals the scandalous lack of good scientific evidence for many medical and government food recommendations, and how the food industry holds sway over these policies.

These are urgent issues that matter not just for our health as individuals but for the future of the planet.

Spoon-Fed forces us to question every diet plan, government recommendation, miracle cure or food label we encounter, and encourages us to rethink our whole relationship with food.

AUTHOR: Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of four books, including the bestselling The Diet Myth. He appears regularly on TV and radio around the world, and has written for the Guardian, BMJ, and many other publications.

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    Tim Spector Spoon-Fed

    Posted by Earthmover on 16th Apr 2021

    An interesting book which encourages to think about what is promulgated by scientist when in fact there has not been rigorous science to back up what now appear to be myths. It is good to know that Tim Spector has changed his position on quite a few times in the light of new evidence and maybe we too should remain open minded and think before we eat.

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    Spoon Fed

    Posted by Phil2hoots on 1st Jan 2021

    Easily read and absorbed in short topic chapters. Succinct and to the point Certainly food for thought and sad indictment of the food industry and government policy.

  • 4
    good update on recent research into diet, gut biome and health

    Posted by david roberts on 20th Sep 2020

    Good overview, doesn't pull punches, east to read, short chapters on each issue, gets you up to date

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